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The Time is Now

“At midnight of the 12th of August” starts a classic line delivered by Richard Burton in Jeff Lyne’s musical version of War of the Worlds.

Lisa Simpson’s marriage in the future also happens in August – the 1st of August 2010 to be exact.

By now most anyone reading this will have seen the two stories circulating around of people quitting their jobs. One is a very clever I quit message delivered via 33 photos of whiteboards (which it turns out is a fake), and the other is an absolute brain explosion by a Jet Blue flight attendant who was simply pushed too far by an over demanding customer.

What’s the point? – Deciding when you will act (proactively) is often a way to create far better outcome that taking a wait-and-see approach or being reactive to what is going on around you.  And so the saying goes… There are 3 kinds of people. Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who ask “what happened?”.

All you have to do is decide which group you want to be in and then act accordingly. And so I now have a blog 🙂


PS. “The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.” –Napoleon Hill

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